8 Strange Vending Machines
You can buy pretty much anything from a vending machine now. It’s just a sign of the modern age. However, there are some things you probably shouldn’t buy from. Machines like…
We all know Argentina is a strange country. No, actually, that’s not true at all because no-one knows a shitting thing about the country apart from the fact that it was the setting for Evita. Well, we can prove it with this vending machine. Which you have to rugby tackle to get anything out of.
Oh, and it sells beer. Which, to be honest, sounds like a hugely bad idea thanks to the fact that we’re teaching idiots to rugby tackle objects in exchange for beer, like those mice from that psychology experiment that learnt to step on a pedal to get a food pellet.
What’s the one thing you don’t want to see before getting on an aeroplane? Your pilot getting drunk in the airport bar? The windows of the cockpit being stuck on with duct tape? Or a vending machine in the airport which sells life insurance policies? Well, if you ever flew out of an airport in the 1980’s, the latter was a thing you could actually buy.
To be honest, if we saw this we’d run away screaming and wouldn’t, as we presume many did, carry on with their flight. Shit like that doesn’t build confidence.
Yeah, you knew it was coming. There was totally no pun intended there either. There are vending machines out there which sell porn to people who… we have actually no idea who the target audience is here. People aren’t brave enough to buy their blue magazines in the privacy of a shop and would rather do it in the middle of a busy concourse?
This is literally the only market here: people who want everyone to know they read porn and that they’re probably going to be enjoying themselves with it later. Or, as we may call them at any other time, Pick Up Artists. Of course, they’re also commonly found in Japan. Speaking of which.,.
Sadly, and we apologise greatly for this, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding life in Japan, but it’s a sad fact of life that they actually do have these. We Westerners don’t make all this shit up for our amusement sometimes: occasionally, truth is stranger than fiction and the comedy and awfulness just writes itself.
We don’t think we need to write any more about these. Or want to, when you consider that these panties mainly come from young girls. If you didn’t shudder then, you’re either a sociopath or an anime fan.
What better way could you think to combine the brutality of eating a lobster with the classiness of a vending machine? Simple! Invent a crane game where, instead of a cuddly toy, you have to catch a live goddamn lobster.
Personally, we hope that as soon as they pop down the chute, they snap the fingers off anybody who’s stupid enough to use it. Which leads us to ask another question: what do you carry them home in?
No, first of all, we aren’t talking about gardening here. If you read ‘pot’ and thought of horticulture, you are so on the wrong site. Secondly, please don’t turn our comments section into a debate on the legality of pot. We don’t care because, perhaps ironically, we’re all getting high off this totally sweet marijuana vending machine.
Ok, so you have to be a registered user of medical weed to use it, but whatever. We’ll hack a leg off or something. It’ll all be fine.
Oh we’re betting you’re thinking of a vending machine which sells dead bugs. Clearly you haven’t been reading this article very well have you? They’re fucking alive. And by ‘insects’, we’re not talking stick insects either.
Yeah, that’s a stag beetle. Other insects you can buy according to the website of the manufacturer include tarantulas, praying mantis, and cockroaches. Basically, this vending machine contains all of the worst aspects of the 12 Curses of Egypt.
We’re pretty sure that what we’ve done here is assembled a list of vending machines that epitomise the worst in humanity. And this is no exception: behold the vending machine from which you can buy a goddamn car.
All we’re going to suggest is that if you have enough money to buy a car on a whim whilst waiting for your bus, you have too much money. Although we bet the conversations between the ‘car buying guy’ and the ‘porn buying car’ must be simultaneously the best and most awkward words exchanged ever.